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Headlines 10/13/11

Submitted by ub on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 08:31
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BEAUTY PARLOR MASSACRE. Eight Killed in California.

BLACKBERRY OUTAGE. Consumers Text Troubles.

TOKYO HOT SPOTS. Radioactive Concentrations.

OCCUPY CLEAN UP. Protesters Told To Move.

RANGERS & CARDINALS. Baseball Playoffs.

PUTNAM TRAIL FACES MAJOR RENOVATIONS

Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 19:25

The NYC Parks Department announced plans to widen and pave the Putnam Trail in Van Cortlandt Park. The Putnam Trail is currently a dirt path that cuts through the park, between Van Cortlandt Lake and Tibbetts Brook.

TOUR DE BRONX 2011

Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 18:25
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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz was joined today by Transportation Alternatives, Montefiore Medical Center, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx Lebanon Medical Center, Domino’s Pizza, the New York Botanical Garden and Woodlawn Cemetery to announce the 17th Annual Tour De Bronx , New York’s State largest free cycling event. This year’s Tour De Bronx will take place on Sunday, October 23. To register, please visit www.tourdebronx.org

Klein Celebrates Hispanic Heritage

Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 11:41

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

This year’s theme is “Many Backgrounds, Many Stories…One American Spirit.”

This Saturday, Oct. 15, I will be hosting a special brunch honoring the many Hispanic Americans who embody the spirit of service in our communities.

Bronx River's Afro-American Heritage

Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 10:52

The Bronx River's Afro-American Heritage in 100 Pictures, a FREE Illustrated Talk
Location: The Bronx Library Center
Address: 310 East Kingsbridge Road (off Fordham Road)
Time: 2:30PM to 4:30PM

CITY ISLAND LECTURE

Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 10:48

Welcome to the City Island Nautical Museum
(190 Fordham Street)
on Sunday, October 16, at 2 p.m.

Tom Casey, who is a Bronx historian and secretary of the East Bronx History Forum, will give a talk and presentation about the Naval Training Station (1917-1919) that existed on Rodman’s Neck, near the City Island circle.

Bartow Pell Mansion Museum

Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 09:13

Friday, October 14-Sunday, October 16

12:00-4:00 p.m.

Enjoy free guided tours and special programs at BPMM.

The Historic House Trust Festival, New York City History Never Tasted So Good, and openhousenewyork weekends are celebrated in all five boroughs, all weekend long. See all the events here and here.

High Time for Low Tea

Friday, October 14Low Tea

4:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 15

4:30 p.m.

Headlines 10/12/11

Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 08:16
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IRAN MURDER PLOT. Foiled But Not Forgotten.

OBAMA JOBS BILL. Jammed By GOP.

UAW AGREEMENT. With Chrysler Workers.

ALABAMA IMMIGRATION. Hispanics on Strike.

GOP DEBATE. Cain Shows He's Able.

ARAGON ORCHESTRA - LIVE FROM NYC

Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 00:51

Tonight's concerts featured Orquesta Aragón, traveling from their native Cuba to New York to recreate the ambiance of some of the top dance halls of the 20th century, like the Palladium, the Village Gate, Havana San Juan and the Corso. These venues consistently drew diverse crowds dancing to the sounds of Latin luminaries, including Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Machito, Beny Moré, and La Lupe.

NYBG Spooky Nighttime Adventure

Submitted by ub on Tue, 10/11/2011 - 18:59

Saturdays, October 22 & 29, 6–7:30 p.m.
Grab a flashlight and explore the eerie sculptures of the Adventure Garden after dark. Trick-or-treat along the paths, and decorate a pumpkin to take home.

Non-Member $20/Member $15
Advance tickets recommended. Get tickets.
0911-Bugs-and-Brews-120x120.jpgBugs and Brews: Halloween Fun for Grown-ups
Friday, October 28, 7–9 p.m.